Meaning and Value of AAC research study

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Denise Abraham
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Meaning and Value of AAC research study

A member of our Speech and Language Therapy Team is conducting a research project on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), using an online survey with 2 questions. The project is called ‘What does AAC mean to you?: An exploration of the meaning and value of AAC to users and key stakeholders.’

The link to the survey is:

This study has received favourable ethical approval from Trinity College, Dublin and Essex Proportionate Review Ethics Committee.

This research aims to establish the meaning, value and purpose of AAC for those who use it or are familiar with those who use it, so that we are able to identify when it is useful and used, and identify any gaps or differences between groups. The study entails an online survey to be completed by AAC users, parents/families, teachers and health professionals.

This research is being undertaken as part of a Masters Degree. The research may also be submitted to academic journals or conferences. Individual participants will not be identifiable. Should you require any further information or if you have a concern about any aspect of this study, please do not hesitate to contact the researchers (see below). If your concerns are not addressed and you wish to complain formally, you can do this by contacting PALS (Patient Advice Liaison Service) on 0800 085 7935 or by emailing

Researcher: Denise Abraham,; 07535640592
Supervisor: Prof Martine Smith,; 00353 1 896 2027
Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 7-9 South Leinster Street, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Thank you for taking the time to consider this research.

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